Director and Producer
365体育备用网址Dr. Imani M. Cheers is an award-winning digital storyteller, director, producer and filmmaker. As a professor of practice, Dr. Cheers uses a variety of mediums including video, photography, television and film to document and discuss issues impacting and involving people of the African Diaspora.
Her latest book, “The Evolution of Black Women in Television: Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses” (Routledge/Taylor & Francis August 2017) explores the historical and contemporary influence of black women in television and film. She is also the creator of the website, , a scholarly popular culture resource for television enthusiasts and researchers. Her scholarly expertise is on the intersection of women/girls, technology, health, conflict, agriculture and the effects of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa and her current research examines the liberation struggles of Palestinians, South Africans and Namibians against Apartheid regimes.
Dr. Cheers is the co-creator and managing editor of , an innovative, immersive multimedia journalism initiative for high school and college students. She is also the executive director for the an international storytelling program.
365体育备用网址Before joining SMPA, Dr. Cheers was director of educational resources and a multimedia producer for the PBS NewsHour, a producer/writer at Howard University Television and a multimedia producer at Newsweek.com. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, DAWN (Diaspora African Women’s Network) and a 2013 New Media Fellow with the International Reporting Project. Dr. Cheers is also a regular contributor for CGTN America and CTN Canada, offering insight into American race relations and popular culture.